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Boston Rally Held To Support French After Terror Attacks

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Hundreds have attended a rally on Boston Common to support France and free speech after a three-day terror spree around Paris that killed 17 people.

The noon gathering Sunday was organized by the French consulate and the city's French community to coincide with an anti-terrorism rally in Paris that drew millions.

The Boston demonstrators held a moment of silence for those killed this week at the Paris satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish grocery market, and including police officers.

Some held French flags, and banners saying in French, "I am Charlie" and "Boston is France."

There were a few blue-and-yellow "Boston Strong" banners remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people. Jury selection began this week in the federal death penalty trial of bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev.

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